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Gilly's Place - a Luxury Villa with Pool and Amazing Sea Views

(33 Reviews)

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Last updated: 02/15/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3.75
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Close to beach,3/4 bedrooms,3 bathrooms, stunning sea views. Saturday changeover

Welcome to Gilly's place in the sun !
'This is something special: A luxury villa in the most sublime surroundings.' GUEST COMMENT.
Don't take our word for it - look at the reviews.

You are invited to relax and enjoy yourself .....
Changeover days are on Saturdays.Gilly's Place is quite simply, paradise - a holiday 'home from home' on the beautiful Greek island of Kefalonia. The property nestles on the hillside of the pretty village of Lakithra, and enjoys spectacular sea views stretching to the neighbouring island of Zakinthos, Gilly's Place is waiting to welcome you. Completed in 2010 this is my piece of paradise. It was built to a very high specification and designed to offer everything you could want in a holiday 'home from home'. It has an extensively equipped kitchen, 2 living rooms (one of which is poolside & can sleep 2 if required), a relaxing verandah with comfortable seating for those sunset gin and tonics, 3 double bedrooms all with en suite wet rooms, 2 additional cloakrooms, a large pergola-covered terrace with dining table and built in barbecue, plus a second poolside dining area. The property sits in it's own grounds nestled on a ridge and has spectacular views across a verdant valley to the sea and to the neighbouring island of Zakinthos ( Zante).
The villa is located in the delightful village of Lakithra, in the district of Leivathos. Lakithra is an historic Greek village whose most famous resident was the poet Lord Byron. The hillside setting giving panoramic views of the sea to the neighbouring island of Zante, and stretching inland to Mount Ainos has to be seen to be believed, and whilst in a secluded and private location it is still just a very short walk to the local tavernas, bar and amenities in Lakithra village.
Gilly's Place is in the ideal setting for peace and tranquility yet with the convenience of a local village and easy access for touring the island and local Blue Flag beaches which are just a few minutes drive away.

ABOUT THE VILLA: The villa is on three levels with air conditioning throughout.
GROUND FLOOR - contains a family sitting room leading into the kitchen. There is a cloakroom with toilet and hand basin; patio doors lead to a large balcony verandah from the sitting room with comfortable wicker furniture and a breakfast dining table. From the kitchen there is access out to a covered pergola terrace with built in BBQ area and a large dining table seating 8.
FIRST FLOOR - there are two double bedrooms (one large double and one twin) both with en-suite bathrooms, balconies and stunning views.
LOWER GROUND FLOOR- there is a third en suite double bedroom with patio doors opening onto the poolside. The second poolside living room is located here - a generously proportioned lounge and games area with TV, DVD & music system. A large sofa - bed and separate wc are also in this area. Patio Doors again lead out to the poolside and terrace areas with sun loungers, umbrellas and poolside dining.

Full local management team.
Pool and garden maintained during your stay
Mid Week linen change
Chef available
Masseuse available
Baby sitting available

We can put you in touch with a range of local trusted partners -

We can recommend 2 wonderful chefs ( Rory or Viva ), both of whom are terrific and offer similar services - either will come to the villa and cook you a delicious meal - both will shop and prepare local produce and discuss a menu of your choice. Guests have raved about their food and it is a real treat enabling you to really enjoy the villa in complete seclusion and luxury !

Viva will also offer a 'Learn to cook Greek style' experience in the kitchen of Villa Mac - cook with Viva and enjoy the food you have prepared on the terrace.

Need even more relaxation ? We can recommend a masseuse who will come to the villa - what better way to enjoy the poolside terrace at sunset ?

Need a babysitter ? We can recommend one of those too!

Car hire? Yes - we have a great local contact we can thoroughly recommend.

If there's something I can help you with just ask - I will always try to assist you and if I don't know, I will try and find someone who does !

*** FREE WiFi Access *****


Member since: 2009

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/15/2017

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 170 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • Bedroom 2: 1 double


  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 4: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Lower Floor Lounge...moreless

  • All bedrooms are en-suite, One King, One Double & One Twin. Large Double Sofa Bed in Lower Floor Lounge with own toilet Free WiFi Access in all areas...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms


  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library:

    Sony Giga Juke...moreless

  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic


  • Bay/Sound
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Jet Skiing
  • Paragliding
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    There are THREE dining areas 1. Verandah semi enclosed 2. Pergola terrace - covered with built in BBQ 3. Covered Poolside table for 8 ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Mid stay linen change included for stays of 14 days...moreless

  • Living Room:

    2 indoor living rooms plus protected verandah sitting area ...moreless

  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telescope
  • Towels Provided:

    Bathroom towels are provided, but beach towels and pool towels are NOT provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool

Property Descriptor

  • Detached


Write a review 5
from 33 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2017 Early season 1
Apr 1 - Apr 28, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

2017 Early Season 2
Apr 29 - May 26, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

2017 Mid season 1
May 27 - Jun 23, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

2017 Mid Season 2
Jun 24 - Jul 14, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

2017 High season
Jul 15 - Sep 1, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Sep 2 - Sep 29, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • No additional mandatory fees



Rental quoted is for the whole property for up to 6 person occupancy in 3 double en suite bedrooms. 8 may be accommodated by using the double sofa bed in the poolside living room which has its own cloakroom/toilet. The additional occupancy is charged pro-rata (by calculating the per person rate and adding it to the rate for the week) - please enquire.

Check in is at 3.30pm. Bags may be dropped off at the villa if you arrive earlier.

Check out is at 10.30 am on the day of your departure

A non returnable deposit of £500 is payable on booking. The balance is due in full 8 weeks prior to departure. If a booking is made less than 8 weeks prior to departure full payment is required at the time of booking. Payment is made in sterling via electronic bank transfer to a designated account.

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Last updated: 02/15/2017
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2 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
250 Metres
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
150 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Grill house
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach

Car: Recommended

Lakithra is an ideal location to explore the beautiful island of Kefalonia. Local amenities include tavernas, bar, mini market, bakery and patisserie with larger supermarkets and Argostoli being just a short drive away. The village was an inspiration to Lord Byron who enthused about the natural beauty of the area. The blue flag beaches of Avithos & Ammes are just a short drive away as is the airport. In short Lakithra and Gilly's Place are in the perfect spot on the island for your perfect holiday.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2013

About: I had travelled extensively to Greece and her islands for many years with my late husband and we always dreamed of buying a place in the sun; visiting Kefalonia for the first time in early 2013 was a revelation and I totally fell in love with the island and its people. Fate took me by the hand and led me to Lakithra and this beautiful house - the rest was easy !

Why Lakithra, Greece:
The views are stunning.It's tranquil and 'special' - everyone says that about their property but it really IS a happy place and it wrapped itself around my heart. The layout is incredibly practical and there is plenty of space to escape to and get some private downtime if there is a larger group - very important for families who want to relax and don't want to be on top of each other !! In short? It's MAGIC

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
Gilly's Place has peace, tranquility,serenity,real comfort in a practical layout - not just a holiday villa for rent, but a HOME in a 'real' village ( not a superficial noisy resort ) with a choice of restaurants. Avithos beach is 10 minutes' drive, as is the airport. I arrive and am in the villa having collected luggage within 15 minutes - BLISS!

Contact us

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/15/2017

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Guestbook comments from the property manager

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  • Family room 1

    Family room 1

  • Kitchen


  • Verandah lounging

    Verandah lounging

  • Covered BBQ dining

    Covered BBQ dining

  • Poolside living room (with double sofa bed )

    Poolside living room (with double sofa bed )

  • En suite wet room to 1st floor double bedroom

    En suite wet room to 1st floor double bedroom

  • 1st Floor twin with en suite wet room

    1st Floor twin with en suite wet room

  • Poolside double bedroom with en suite wet room

    Poolside double bedroom with en suite wet room

  • Avithos beach - 10 minutes' drive.

    Avithos beach - 10 minutes' drive.

  • Views across the valley to Zakynthos in the distance.

    Views across the valley to Zakynthos in the distance.

  • Family room into Kitchen and onto enclosed verrandah

    Family room into Kitchen and onto enclosed verrandah

  • Verandah dining

    Verandah dining

  • Covered BBQ terrace

    Covered BBQ terrace

  • Built in BBQ

    Built in BBQ

  • 1st floor double bedroom with ensuite wet room

    1st floor double bedroom with ensuite wet room

  • Full width top floor balcony with views to Zakynthos

    Full width top floor balcony with views to Zakynthos

  • En suite wet room to twin bedroom

    En suite wet room to twin bedroom

  • En suite wet room to poolside double bedroom

    En suite wet room to poolside double bedroom

  • Emblisi beach near Fiskardo

    Emblisi beach near Fiskardo

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